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What did Jesus eat during the Last Supper ?

March 26, 2016 | Comment icon 44 comments



Historical depictions of the Last Supper are mainly symbolic in nature. Image Credit: Leonardo da Vinci
Two Italian archaeologists have been piecing together what Jesus and his Apostles would have eaten.
Despite how the Last Supper has been portrayed in paintings and artwork over the centuries, the historic meal did not actually take place at a large rectangular table at all.

Instead, everyone would have reclined on floor cushions as was common during that time period.

As for the menu - it is thought that Jesus and his Apostles would have dined on foods such as lamb, bean stew, olives, fish sauce, unleavened bread and aromatized wine during the gathering.
These findings and more have been revealed by Italian archaeologists Generoso Urciuoli and Marta Berogno who have combined historical records, Bible verses, Jewish writings and other sources to piece together dining traditions in Palestine at the time of Jesus.

"The Bible discusses what happened during that dinner, but it doesn't detail what Jesus and his twelve dining companions ate," said Urciuoli.

"Leonardo [da Vinci]'s mural derives from centuries of iconographic codes. Embodying the sacrament of the eucharist, the Last Supper has a very strong symbolic meaning and this does not help the historical reconstruction."

Source: Live Science | Comments (44)



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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #35 Posted by Calibeliever 6 years ago
All the pies. mmmm pie ....
Comment icon #36 Posted by BiffSplitkins 6 years ago
I've always pictured it being beans. Then Jesus said unto his disciples "Take this, all of you, Breathe it, for this is my essense...... BRRRAAAAAAAPPPPPP!" then they all laughed and sat around the campfire in a 'Blazing Saddles' fashion. Edited: to add KingJames Red Text for Jesus quotes.
Comment icon #37 Posted by Friend of Ishmael 6 years ago
One has to consider the possibilities of Josh's words... Matthew 2626 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.28 This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Bread and wine...body and blood...both of Mother Earth. Interesting. Brings to mind the Garden and Adam's role as steward of Mother Earth. Don't mind me, I like to babble... [More]
Comment icon #38 Posted by CJ1983 6 years ago
Millions of people put their religion as Jedi on consensus forms. It doesn't prove that the force exists! Really poor argument barbco. https://www.washingt...doesnt-hold-up/ Here's an article from the Washington post. I prefer the readings from the Book of the Sith.
Comment icon #39 Posted by lightly 6 years ago
according to the verses, he didn't eat anything. Matthew 26 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Archetype Farmer 6 years ago
Goat more than likely. More goats in the rest of the world than cattle.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Hawkin 6 years ago
The mail is not the only source of that story just the first one on a long list. Fact is that evidence does not support Jesus existed. You could pass off as a Baptist Minister the way you dress.
Comment icon #42 Posted by docyabut2 6 years ago
There a lot of evidence he may have existed http://news.softpedi...Cup-94996.shtml http://www.dailymail...ient-books.html https://en.wikipedia...t_Tomb_of_Jesus http://reluctant-mes...er.com/issa.htm http://guardianlv.co...found-in-egypt/
Comment icon #43 Posted by freetoroam 6 years ago
the historic meal did not actually take place at a large rectangular table at all. - See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/292930/what-did-jesus-eat-during-the-last-supper#sthash.eiSDLbaF.dpuf Forget what they may have eaten and what they may have eaten it on.....we still want to know who the woman is next to jesus flirting with the old guy.
Comment icon #44 Posted by UFOwatcher 5 years ago
Big Mac, fries and Diet Wine...


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